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Students learn two life-skills—sewing and giving

March 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

Girls in grades two through fifth at First Congregational Church are learning to sew. “We have had two sessions now where “seasoned” seamstresses in our Congregation who have given  their free time to teach the girls to sew,” said Alyssa Ladd.  “We have averaged around a dozen girls both times and the girls have had a great time while learning a valuable [...]

How to be involved in the Fight Against Cancer

March 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

13 years ago Rockford hosted it’s first Relay For Life event. Relay for Life events are the premier fundraising event for The American Cancer Society. With over 5000 events worldwide the Rockford event has experienced great success due to continued community support. The Rockford Relay for Life is ranked 35th in the world in terms of dollars raised to fight cancer. [...]

Boy Scout Troop 282 of Rockford

March 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

Pictured: Boy Scouts Julian Kipke and Ryan Ellsworth of Troop 282 prepare to distribute Scouting for Food bags in 2014. Boy Scout Troop 282 of Rockford will be kicking off the annual Boys Scouts of America’s Scouting for Food campaign on Thursday, March 19, 2015. Partnering with Family Fare – Rockford, food collection bags and flyers will be attached to community [...]

Rockford Woman Takes Baking To a New Level- To Save Lives!

February 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

Long time Rockford resident, Rebecca Cruttenden, is elbow deep in cookie dough, but not just because she likes cookies. She is starting a protein cookie business called Clara Cookies that will donate 100% of the profits to help special needs children get adopted out of orphanages around the world. Cruttenden is the founder and director of a charity called Team Orphans [...]


February 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA hosted its annual YMCA Auction at Wolverine Worldwide headquarters on January 30, with a goal to raise $75,000 to support the YMCA Scholarship program. Y Staff and board members were blown away by the generosity of those in attendance and the community at large. More than $122,000 was raised and will be used to make sure that programs [...]
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